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The symbol shows the location of the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter which serves 620,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rowridge transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)
320mDTG-3200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)
320mDTG-3200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)
320mDTG-6200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)
299mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LSO
 H -13dB
C37 (602.0MHz)299mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's Solent,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Rowridge transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 26km north (354°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 24km north-northeast (20°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

Are there any self-help relays?

Portsmouth DocksTransposer2 km N city centre50 homes Estimate. Group of houses'

How will the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132 May 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqAArqA
C24BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C27ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C28ArqBArqB
C29LSO
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavescom7
C37com8
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Mar 12 and 21 Mar 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 500kW
PSB1||, PSB1≡, PSB2||, PSB2≡, PSB3||, PSB3≡(-4dB) 200kW
COM4≡, COM4||, COM5≡, COM5||, COM6≡, COM6||(-10dB) 50kW
com7≡(-13.1dB) 24.4kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 20kW
com8≡(-14.3dB) 18.4kW
LSO≡(-17dB) 10kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rowridge transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Rowridge was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Thursday, 5 September 2013
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brian
9:20 PM

or could it be the below as it mentions CH21, if so why would it effect the pana and not the sony?

4G at 800MHz (at800) Freeview reception issues
Tests now show that SOME households AND are in poor signal areas AND that are very close to a 4G phone mast MAY have their Freeview service disturbed: C22: ArqA, C21: BBCB

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MikeB
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10:10 PM

brian: When I looked at your first post earlier today, my first thought is that your signal strength is too high, and although your Sony seems fine, signal strength is still probably the most likely problem.

When the strength gets too much for the tuner, the first channels to go are the HD ones. Strangely, different brands react in different ways. Panasonic is known to be very sensitive, whereas Sony (although actually quite sensitive) is less likely to break up. My Sony PVR has a current signal strength of about 85% - and it got to 93% before it began to break up.

If you have a booster, try bypassing it, and see:https://ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107051892

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brian
10:38 PM

Thanks Mike, bit of a noob when it comes to tv stuff, as i said signal strength is at max the same as the signal quality, however it is the signal quality that shuts down from max to zero and not the signal strength, not sure if that would be caused by the signal strength being to strong....the article you refer me to says to get the highest quality on the signal you can.
So it could be 1) signal strength, 2) 4g problem or 3) faulty tv, which did work fine for 4 days.....thanks for the assistance mike and jamie

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MikeB
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11:02 PM

brian: If the quality is up and down like a yoyo, but strength is 100%, its too strong a signal. Its certainly not 4G, and the TV is probably fine - as Mazbar said, if you have a problem with a TV, it tends to be a big one.

Follow the advice in the article and thats one less problem, and enjoy the telly, including the online stuff and your snazzy voice remote!

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brian
11:05 PM

update:- been into loft and rotated aeril to weaken signal now about 75% quality 100%, unfortunately signal quality still drops to zero giving no signal on screen.

Guess that means I am down to 4g probs or duff tv.????

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jb38
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11:47 PM

brian: On your 08.58pm posting you said that your old Sony HD set was steady as a rock whereas the Panasonic's quality was diving up and down, this making me rather curious as to the model of Sony involved?

The other point being, that considering Rowridge is undergoing engineering work this week and which can result in either breaks in transmission or a range of other problems associated with transmission, then its not really possible for anyone to properly assess the situation whilst receiving under these conditions.

As far as 4G is concerned, considering the fact that the highest channel in use by Rowridge is C28 then should 4g be in your area(?) its extremely unlikely to have any effect on your reception unless its mast is located within 60 yards (max) from you..

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Friday, 6 September 2013
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brian
7:43 AM

Hi John..... the Sony is a KDL-40HX803 and the Panasonic is a TX-P50X60B

I spoke to the digital people who told me that Rowridge was under going work this week, but that they generally finish at 6pm, The fault continues up to at least 11pm at night. at the moment i cannot make the problem appear in the morning. which could be linked to the work or the TV takes that long to show up.....

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jamie stevens
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1:29 PM
Portsmouth

BRIAN

Contact a local installer who should provide a free test and advise on the best way to move forward to rectify your issue.

Diagnosis shouldn't take very long.

With regards to your TV I have always found that SONY is rock solid with reception even when I have assessed installs of very poor reception.

regards

Jamie

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brian
2:30 PM

Cheers Jamie, trouble is how long it takes to happen, this morning switched on at 06:45 , no problem until 12:47 then it started, so 6 hours with no problem at all, hopefully JL will have more stock as they have agreed to swap it.......
Regards
Brian

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jamie stevens
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9:58 PM
Portsmouth

BRIAN-

Even if you tv is not always showing the problem a system test can still find a fault.

See how the new tv works then look to call someone to test the system.

regards

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